ERIC Number: ED193413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
The California Study on Women in Nontraditional Employment.
Advocates for Women, San Francisco, CA.
In order to identify the barriers currently excluding women from equal access to non-traditional employment, a study examined ten agencies and programs in California which provide employment services to women. They may be categorized as either women's agencies, Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA) subcontractors (employment services), private training institutions, or publicly funded training institutions. Findings based on in-depth unstructured interviews showed that agencies do not provide adequate presentation of non-traditional job possibilities, counselors lack training in non-traditional employment possibilities, and placement goals take precedence over women's needs. Traditional sex stereotyping, male attitudes, employer attitudes, conditioning, and lack of non-traditional role models are among barriers to non-traditional employment for women. Trade schools do not provide women with equal access to services or need instruction. Veteran's preference is among legal barriers to women entering non-traditional employment, and unions and training programs are among institutional barriers. Women should be added as a specific goal to programs funded to assist entry into the employment market. Also needed are technical assistance programs including counseling, job development, awareness workshops, career information services, physical preparedness and remedial classes. Creation of non-traditional jobs for women and training and placement procedures are needed. (Appended is a forty-five page bibliography.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Advocates for Women, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act